Labour’s Brislington West Candidates:

Carolyn and Rob have already been working hard to achieve change in Brislington.

Carolyn Magson

Bio:

I’ve lived in Brislington for 9 years and have worked hard in the community. Here are a few of my achievements:

  • Secured funding for a residents’ parking scheme.
  • Secured a £16,000 grant to roll out youth sessions with charity Empire Fighting Chance.
  • Set up a group to get a Park Run going in Brislington.

I have worked directly with the council on:

  • Keeping Wick Road Library open.
  • Keeping Jubilee Pool open.
  • Securing funding for regeneration of Brislington Village.
  • Working on a new cycling and walking route along the Tramway from Callington Rd to Sandy Park.
  • Obtaining urgent repairs to Sparke Evans Bridge.

 

Rob Logan

Bio:

Rob: I’m an experienced public servant and campaigner. When I was Bristol’s Supporting People Manager, I ran a £28m programme to help vulnerable people into stable housing – working from St Anne’s House in Brislington, so I know how to deliver complex public services in and for our community. I’m not director of procurement at one of the West’s great universities. As a governor of three schools in Brislington and Stockwood, I know how much parents and schools have had to cope with during the Covid pandemic, and how much children will need support to catch up on their learning. I will ensure that the City Council listens and meets this need.
I’ve fought successful community campaigns in Brislington
  • Working with Councillor Tim Rippington to secure the future of the 36 bus.
  • Working with my colleague Carolyn Magson to protect facilities such as Jubilee Pool and to attract investment in local High Streets.

 

Did You Know?

Rob and Carolyn also set up a Park Run group just before the pandemic. As soon as it is possible to do so they will be looking to get that off the ground again. Both candidates are keen cyclists, and want to see improvements to both walking and cycling in the area, including a cycle path along the old railway line to link up the cycle network, which grinds to a halt when it reaches Brislington!

I have been involved in loads of local issues and campaigns from saving the library, to protesting successfully against unsuitable developments, to pushing for better transport. Carolyn Magson
Carolyn Magson
I've fought successful community campaigns in Brislington - working with Councillor Tim Rippington to secure the future of the 36 bus, and with my colleague Carolyn Magson to protect facilities such as Jubilee Pool and to attract investment Rob Logan
Rob Logan
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